Title: St Barth weekly
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Title: St Barth weekly
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Language: English
Publisher: Journal de Saint-Barth
Place of Publication: Saint Jean, Saint Barthelemy
Publication Date: June 20, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Edmund Gudenas presents
Ilai ii\ Stakelborough
with an official proclamation
11 omn Euclid, Ohio, on the occasion
oI Ins 85th birthday !


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The Weekly's

For the next two
months, the St. Barth
Weekly will appear
once every two weeks,
or every other Friday
through the end
of July, when the
Journal de Saint Barth
goes on summer
We will be back on a
weekly basis as of
Thanksgiving, for the
sixth season of The St.
Barth Weekly, the only
all-English newspaper
on the island. The
Weekly covers the
island from all angles,
allowing you to keep
your finger on the
pulse of local politics,
cuisine, art, and cultu-
ral events.

In the meantime, you
can stay in touch with
the latest on the
island by down-
loading The Weekly's
electronic version
every other Friday
through July at

If you are on the
island, please enjoy
your stay.
If you are checking in
from afar, please come
back soon!

Third Highest French Qfficial Visits Saint Barth.

Michele Alliot Marie

reconfirms commitment

of the French government
French government, was above all intended
to reinforce the comittment of the state in
terms of the Northern Isalnds Overseas Col-
lectivities of Saint Barth and Saint Martin,
which will celebrate their first anniversary
on July 15.

Arriving at 2:30pm on Saturday, June 7,
Michble Alliot Marie left just two hours lat-
er on her way to Guadeloupe, where she
took the plane back to Paris at the end of a
three-day trip to the French Antilles. In
Saint Barth, the French Minister of the Inte-
rior, Overseas, and Local Collectivities,
only had time to visit the Hotel de la Collec-
tivit6 where she spoke following Bruno
Magras, and make a quick stop at the incin-
erator in Public, which she qualified as "an
exemplary example in terms of durable
development." Highly symbolic, the visit by
Michble Alliot Marie, number three in the

Michel Magras takes Michele Alliot-Marie
on a guided tour of the incinerator, which
she says sets an example for sustainable

Association Of Families Created In Saint Barth

We want to serve as a link between the Collectivity

and the families"
Ten days ago, a new associa-
tion was formed in Saint
Barth: an association for
families that will soon meet
with the president of the Col-
lectivity in relation to issues
of importance to parents of
young students, including the
ongoing problem of child-
care, as the cost of living in
Saint Barth means that more
and more often, both parents
have to work. The president
of this young association,

Gael Dumas Primbault, has
high hopes for this first
meeting: "We are positioning
ourselves as a link between
the elected officials and the
families. A structure to
obtain and share information.
In this sense, we are going to
give the officials a document
that lists the problems and
needs of young childern in
Saint Barth, from the fami-
ly's point I, ic.. "
The association also wants to

work with the Collectivity on
five major points brought up
by the parents and another
association, that of social aid
workers for children. Gael
Dumas Primbault notes that
if the childcare issue is the
most pressing priority for
the association, it is not the
only issue: "Our goal is to
allow families to live cor-
rectly in Saint Barth, and to
deal with all the problems
thay might arise."

Barth Weekly n0155


Euclid, Ohio Congratulaes Marius On His Birthday

As his last official act as
the out-going president of
the city council in Euclid,
Ohio, Edmund Gudenas
passed a resolution of
congratulations to Marius
Stakelborough on the cele-
bration of his 85th birth-
day. The resolution was
sponsored by mayor Bill
Cervenik and the entire
council, as they had also
done five years ago when
Marius celebrated his 80th
birthday. That first procli-
mation was framed and
hangs in Le Select. Gude-
nas was one of many
Americans who came to
Saint Barth especially for
this big birthday bash,
which ran for several days,
including a party at Le
Select on Thursday, June 5

photos, souvenirs, and
flags. In exchange, a sou-
venir St. Hazards license
plate hangs on the wall in
Le Select.

and a dinner at Eddy's the
next night, June 6. Stakel-
borough visited Euclid,
also a waterfront city like
Gustavia, in 2006.
Gudenas has been visiting
Saint Barth for the past 14
years and runs a resort

called St. Hazards on Mid-
dle Bass Island. "This is a
Caribbean-style resort on
an island in Ohio," he
says. "We were inspired
by Saint Barth and Le
Select." The resort's decor
includes many St. Barth

Edmund Gudenas presents
Marius Stakelborough
with an official
proclamation from Euclid,
Ohio, on the occasion of
his 85th birthday!


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St Barth Weekly n0155


Before the start of the Wednesday, June 4 soccer
match between a selection of players from Saint
Barth and soccer stars from France, Dr. Yann
Tiberghien and Nils Dufau-representing a part-
nership between the Rotary Club, the Collectivity
of Saint Barth, and the Red Cross-explained that
semi-automatic defibrillators will be installed at
the stadium in Saint Jean, the Capitanerie in Gus-
tavia, at the airport, and at the surfer's cabin in
Lorient. This partnership will handle the funding,
with the four defibrillators provided by the
Rotary, the storage cabinets and maintenance of
the machines by the COM, and Red Cross volun-
teers will train the public in -iii l u Tc This presen-
tation was followed by a brief demonstration on
how to use a defibrillator by Karine Barnes, who
is in charge of emergency care and rescue for the
Red Cross delegation in Saint B. iiih1k`ii,)


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The Rotary Club's annu-
al dinner to swear in the
new board was held on
Saturday, June 14 at
K'F6 Massai in Lorient.
Laurent de Fabrique, the
out-going president, gave
a final report on his year
in office for the 50 guests
at the dinner. He then
swore in a new mem-
ber-Dimitri Redon-
bringing the number of
Rotarians in Saint Barth
to 24. He then presented
the presidential necklace
to Christiane Gr6aux, the
14th president of the
club, who takes the reins
for one year as of July 1.
She hopes to continue

Dom Perignon Selected Saint Barth

To Lauch Its Millsime 2000

Ages seven years in
the champagne cellar
under the watchful
eye of Richard Geof-
froy, chief champagne
maker, Champagne
Dom P6rignon Mil-
16sime 2000 was pre-
sented for the first
time in the Caribbean
on Tuesday, June 3 at
the Manpany Hotel
during a special
evening organized by
Segeco, the exclusive
distributor for Dom
P6rignon in the
Caribbean. To support
the event, Pascal Bony,

Moet Hennessy's Mar-
keting Manager for Latin Ameri-
ca and the Caribbean, was in
attendance to meet both distribu-
tors and top clients. Made from
grapes picked at the end of the
20th century, and aged in great
secrecy, this vintage marks the
new millennium with its deep
ambilivance, its mysterious qual-
ity, and strong presence. It estab-
lishes its own identity in a dou-

Pascal Bony, Moet Hennessy's Marketing
Managerfor Latin America and the
Caribbean, with Arnaud and Christian
from Segeco, the exclusive distributor
of Dom Perignon in Saint Barthdlemy

ble play, says Geoffroy poetical-
ly: "Effervescent yet \ii..n'-. the
first nose reveals a vegetal world
with notes of poached pears and
gardenia. On the palate, notes of
anise and dry ginger mix with a
hint of ripe fruit (pear and man-
go), creating an effect more
robust than tactile. An undefin-
able charm is found without ever
destroying the integrity of the

the actions already under-
way by the service organi-
zation, as well as develop
links to lic!' ii.! ,ni in the
Caribbean, especially
Haiti. The new president
would also like to see
financial aide given to one
or two students so they
can continue with their
studies. Her menu of proj-
ects for the Rotarian year
2008/ 2'1 '' also includes
an environmental project
in conjunction with the
club in St. Martin, and the
organization of a culinary
fair in partnership with
ASBAS next November
during the island's
Swedish Week.
St Barth Weekly n0155

The new board for the Rotary Club : Nils Dufau, president
of the communication commission; Yann Perez president of
the youth commission; Venise Roche Greaux, secretary;
Cm , i,r,, Grtaux, new president of the Rotary Club of Saint
Barthtlemy; Francois Tressieres, vice president in charge of
the Rotary Foundation; Monique Magras, head of protocol;
and Didier Grtaux, treasurer.

..... ....

Crossing the Atlantic On

The World's Smallest Sailboat

His feat was barely noticed,
yet Franck Andreotta has just
set a new world record: cross-
ing the Atlantic on the world's
smallest sailboat, which is just
5'6" long, while the sailor
himself measures almost
5'10". He left Santa Cruz in
the Canary Islands on this
mini-catamaran on April 12,
and arrived in Guadeloupe on
Friday, May 30 after 48 days
at sea. He covered 2,800 miles
at an average speed of 2.5
knots. 58 years old, the skip-
per-who was born in Mar-
seilles-was in good shape
physically even though he lost

over 15 pounds.
According to the press release
from Onepoint, the principal
partner with the navigator's
Group Stern, the crossing took
place without any major prob-
lem, other than a few technical
glitches such as a manual
water desalinator that malfi-
unctioned, leaving the sailor
temporarily without fresh
water, or a tropical wave he
encountered several days
before his arrival, with winds
of 30 to 40 knots and high
seas with waves from 12 to 15
feet... and knocking out all
means of communication!

There's no math involved. The grid has numbers, but nothing
has to add up to anything else. You solve the puzzle with rea-
soning and logic. It's fun. It's challenging. It's addictive!"Fill
in the grid so that every row, every column, and every 3x3
box contains the digits 1 through 9."That's all there is to it.

4 8
2 1 8 5 7 3
S1 4 6

5 9 7
S6 7
9 8 5 1 3 6

S7 4 2 6 9 3
9 5 1 2

St Barth Weekly n0155

In response to the arti-
cle that appeared in the
Journal de Saint Barth
on Wednesday, June 4:
The Opinion Of A Visi-
tor Here is: The Opin-
ion of a Businessman

Dear Friend,
If I read correctly
between the lines, you
are saying that if busi-
nesses on the island do
not make an effort in
terms of the dollar
exchange rate, we will
lose you as a customer
as well as many other
North American tourists.
We are well aware of
this issue.
The problem that is even
with all the goodwill in
the world... we cannot
do anything!
In the past few months,
the cost of living in Saint
Barth has skyrocketed.
Exorbitant rents, food
prices higher than ever,
taxes, the cost of trans-
portation to and from the
island... just about
everything has
As a result, residents are
spending a lot less, as
are the tourists, as you
point out, for different
Therefore local busi-
nesses find themselves
with higher expenses
and fewer clients... The
season seems shorter
and shorter yet we have
to make do for the entire
Personal debts and com-
mercial failures are now
happening on this island,
something that was
impossible to imagine
just a few years ago.
How could we possibly
absorb part of the
exchange rate? Espe-

cially if I remember cor-
rectly, when the rate was
10 francs to a dollar, the
businesses in your coun-
try didn't do anything to
subsidize the exchange
rate for French
We share your uneasi-
ness about the future of
tourism in Saint Barth,
and many among us
have already thrown in
the towel and left for
more welcoming desti-
nations, and others will
Please rest assured that
we will be replaced by
those who will accept to
earn less, to pay more,
and live with many other
people in houses that
rent for a king's ransom.
They will most likely be
less qualified than those
who left and the level of
service will be felt in all
sectors, but you will
undoubtedly get the
same advantages as in
Saint Martin... and cer-
tainly the same incon-
We agree completely
with you when you
"I hope your business
owners can recognize
what they need to do to
show it's repeat cus-
tomers that they want,
and to be helpful and
appreciative of visitors,
or much your tourism
will move to more
affordable locations."
And I would like to add
so will the people who
live and work here, and
have always done their
best to maintain the
quality of tourism in
Saint Barth6lemy
Philippe Clement
Resident since 1989.

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Chief Editor: Pierrette Guiraute,
Photographe: Rosemond Greaux
Daily Herald



Published by "Le Journal de Saint-Barth" ISSN-1766-9278
Ph.: Fax:
email: stbarthweekly@wanadoo.fr

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Real Estate
For sale, a villa situated in
Gustavia in which lots of
improvements can be done
and with a sea view.
Contact St. Barth Pl'pli I;, '
Sotheby's International
Realty : 0590 29 75 05

For sale, a land on the hill-
side of St. Jean with a dou-
ble view on St. Jean and
Saline. Contact St. Barth
Property/ Sotheby's
International Realty :
0590 29 75 05

Gustavia, house to reno-
vate, port view. Additional
information by email :
\.Il.,Illl.tl.11,k Mt il, 1 ,111

For sale: Mont Tremblant,
Quebec, in a development,
two acre-plus lots with pri-
vate dock. 8 euros per
square meter. Possibility to
build one chalet per acre.
Construction loan available
through National Bank of

Canada. Additional infor-
mation by email:
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For sale, a 2 bedroom house
under construction situated
in Vitet with view on Grand
Cul de Sac. Good opportu-
nity. Contact St. Barth
Property/Sotheby 's
International Realty :
0590 29 75 05

Looking for
Let us worry about your
real estate (villa, boat).
when you're not there, we
care. Emrgency, mainte-
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Phone: 06 90 75 04 15

FOR SALE in Gustavia,
excellent location, corpora-
tion since 08/2004, or com-
merical lease, 65 sq meters.
Rent 2200 euros.
Tel.: 06 90 65 62 62

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H Emergency
Shipping rescue
PAF / airport & port police
Fire dept.
Doctor on duty
Pharmacy A6ropor

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U Useful numbers


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St-Barth Commuter
Air Caraibes
American Airlines

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To' ..
EDF (electricity company office)
Water system
Post Gustavia
Marine Reserve

church Sunday 8:30am Gustavia 05 90 27 95 38
church Sunday 9am. 05 90 29 74 63
'church St Barth Beach Hotel Sunday 9am

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St Barth Weekly n155

Some Suggestions

ZLcckini "alla Parmigiana", Bufala Mozzarella, Fresk Tomato Sauce.
Melanzane alla Parmigiana con Mozzarella di Bufala alla Calabrese.
26 4

"Napoli" Spaghetti wit Clams.
Spaghetti di Crano Duro di %apoli Spadellati alle Vongole.
24 Q

Pan Fried Calamary, Crushed Potatoes, Baby Zucckini,
Spicy Candied Tomato Sauce.
Calamari ScotHati in Mn Solo Lato, Patate Schiacciate, M ini Zucckine,
Salsa di Pomodoro Candito Piccante.
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"Milanese Osso B.cco", Pan Fried Risotto with Saffron Pistils.
Osso Bucco alia Milanese, Risotto Spadellato ai Pistilli di Zafferano.
38 Q

Chocolate and Hazelnut Truffle, Dulce de Lecce
.Oce-Cream Dessert, Pepper Chocolate Sauce.
Tartufone di Cioccolato e Nocciole, Semifreddo al Fior di Late,
Salsa al Cioccolato Pepato.
12 4

Anse de Giand Cul de Sac Reservations: 0590 52 90 00

The restaurant will be open this summer except on Monday and Thursday

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